Custom Deck Consultation
Every custom deck designed at Deck Barn starts with an initial consultation at one of our showrooms. This comprehensive process helps determine the decking solution best suited to complete the client’s vision for their upcoming project. Before this Pittstown Deck could be designed, an expert at Deck Barn worked with the homeowners to determine the following:
Understand the primary purpose of the deck. Is it for entertaining guests, dining, relaxation, outdoor activities, or a combination of these? This will help determine the deck’s size, layout, and features.
Discuss the client’s design preferences and style. Do they prefer a modern, rustic, or traditional look? Consider factors such as color schemes, materials, and architectural details to align with their vision.
Deck Size and Layout:
Determine the desired size and shape of the deck, considering available space, property lines, and any local building codes or regulations. Explore layout options, including multi-level designs, built-in seating, or integrated features like fire pits or planters.
Discuss the available decking materials, such as wood (e.g., pressure-treated lumber, cedar, or tropical hardwoods) or composite materials (e.g., PVC or composite boards). Consider factors like durability, maintenance requirements, cost, and aesthetics.
Identify any specific features or amenities the client desires, such as built-in benches, pergolas, lighting, outdoor kitchens, or hot tubs. Discuss the feasibility, budget, and any necessary permits for incorporating these features.
Budget and Timeline:
Determine the client’s budget for the deck project and discuss their priorities. This will help guide material selection, design choices, and the overall scope of the project. Establish a realistic timeline for construction, taking into account any seasonal restrictions or other scheduling considerations.